chum chum  /ˈtʃəm/


  1. (n) a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
  2. (n) bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
  3. (n) a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish


  1. Tests show no signs of ISA virus in Washington’s salmon

    Recent tests of salmon from Washington’s waters show no signs of a fish virus that can be deadly to farm-raised Atlantic salmon. Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus was not detected in tissue samples taken from more than 900 wild and hatchery-produced Pacific chinook, coho, sockeye, chum and steelhead, as well as farm-raised Atlantic salmon, according to a [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Issaquah Press

  2. Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade: The 3 question guide to driving, parking and taking TriMet

    Finding parking that won't drain your wallet or turn you car into chum for the city's tow sharks can can be a queen-size headache at the Rose Festival.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Tossing chums to chums at Bear Affair

    Before feeding the resident grizzlies, Pike Place Fish Market fishmongers tossed chum salmon to people in the crowd outside the grizzly-bear habitat at the Woodland Park Zoo on Thursday. Four chums were tossed to promote this Saturday's event called Bear Affair.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "We are able to make this premium offer because Bell Globemedia is clearly the most logical buyer of CHUM," added Ivan Fecan, President and CEO of BGM, and CEO of CTV Inc. "There is a unique strategic fit to our operations that can make the...
    on Jul 12, 2006 By: Ivan Fecan Source:

  2. "A new chum in Parliament, a journo, passed it down the line and I didn't see any harm in joining in," Mr Latham writes in his diaries published today. "But pretty dumb when you think about it. Plenty of people were around at the time, so how...
    on Sep 18, 2005 By: Mark Latham Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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